Best Animated Short – “The Girls” (China)

Title: The Girls
Runtime: 4 min
Country: China
Director: Yan Wang
Placement: Best Animated Short
Competition: September, 2023

Synopsis: In this monoprint frame-by-frame short, grieving of the female identity existing in the Chinese world is shown through the eyes of a young girl. While the society kept turning women’s fertility into weapons against them, and while girls are never offered enough goodness while growing up, this animation wants to emphasize on the under-spoken story of what a Chinese girl faces in her world.